Manatee County Government Administrative Center BCC Conference Room, 9th Floor 1:30 p.m. - January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Drug Court


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Brenda Rogers, Director, Community Services, x3489

Action Requested
Work Session.  No Action Required

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

During the FY2014 Budget Work Sessions, members of the Board of County Commissioners requested more information and detail on Non Profit funding, service agreements, and outcome measurements. In December, the conversation began with the first Work Session focused on Non Profit funding.  Additionally, the BCC requested a Work Session be held focusing on Drug Court, including the program, services, outcomes, and budget.

The FY2014 county budget for Drug Court is $737,839 of which $141,460 is funded through a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and the balance from General Revenue. The Drug Court budget includes allocations for the Court, Manatee Glens, the Public Defender, and the State Attorney. Detailed budget information can be found on the attachment which includes increases to the program over the last two fiscal years.

Drug Court representatives will discuss the process and metrics of the local program. Speakers include Chief Judge, Andrew Owens;
Court Administrator, Walt Smith; State Attorney, Ed Brodsky; Chief Assistant State Attorney, Lon Arend; Public Defender, Larry Eger; and
Drug Court Manager, Alfred James.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
2014 budget $737,839 ($571,379 General Fund)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Drug Court Fiscal 2014.pdf
Attachment:  1. MC Drug Court Annual Summary.pdf
Attachment:  2. MC Drug Court Overview 2014.pdf
Attachment:  3. Drug Court Map.pdf
Attachment:  4. MC Drug Court Process.pdf
Attachment:  5. Felony System Map.pdf